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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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BBFC publish new research into public attitudes to glamour content on mobile devices

24/02/2015

The BBFC has been the provider of the Mobile Classification Framework used by Mobile Network Operators in the UK to calibrate their filters since September 2013. This Classification Framework, along with the policies that underpin it, is consistent with the standards used to classify film and...

BBFC supports Rotary Red Carpet Gala Screening to raise funds for isolated elderly across Hampshire and Dorset

12/02/2015

Thanks to sponsorship from the BBFC, and to the generosity of 20th Century Fox and the University of Southampton and the University’s Students’ Union, who are freely providing the screening, all of the money raised from tickets and corporate sponsorship will be granted through Age UK Southampton...

BBFC launch 12A cinema advert

29/07/2014

The BBFC has released a new advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means. In 2013 the BBFC found that 75%  of the British public understand that a film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an...

BBFC Annual Report 2013

17/07/2014

British Board of Film Classification see digital growth, measure public trust and launch new education resources in 2013

BBFC gives a U rating to Hopster TV and learning app for children

13/03/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has awarded a U classification to Hopster, a subscription based TV and learning app for children aged 2-6.

The BBFC supports Safer Internet Day 2014 with guides for selecting age appropriate films online

11/02/2014

To support Safer Internet Day the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is providing videos, articles and games to help guide parents and children in choosing age appropriate films to stream or download.

The BBFC reveals what children know about age ratings as they announce the winners of their children’s CBBFC poster competition

30/01/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the winners of its CBBFC poster competition.The competition marked the launch of the BBFC’s new website for children, CBBFC and challenged children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the...

BBFC launch new Classification Guidelines

13/01/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is publishing new Classification Guidelines today alongside the results of the large-scale public consultation which underpins them. The new Classification Guidelines will come into force on 24 February 2014.

mymovies brings new CBBFC website to life with latest film trailers and imagery

05/12/2013

The recently launched CBBFC website provides child and family friendly information about BBFC age ratings, BBFCinsight and how the BBFC works, alongside educational games like ‘Rate a Trailer’, where children can test how much they know about film classification. The website also provides...

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